(ขอแทรกครับ บรรทัดแรกภาษาอังกฤษคือคำบรยายใต้ภาพ ในโพสต์อันที่ผ่านๆมาแล้วครับ)
A view of Hat Yai, circa 1933.
At 08:00 a train bearing Japanese troops heading down from Songkhla was forced to halt upon encountering the roadblock, and was fired upon by the Thais. The Japanese leapt down from the railcars and formed positions around the tracks.
The fighting gradually subsided, and by 14:00 the Thais had ceased fire when Field Marshal P.'s orders reached through. Lieutenant Colonel Khun Thaelthekingpoln and all four of the battalion's company commanders met the Japanese delegation at the intersection. Interpreting in English for the two parties was 2nd Lieutenant Ampho Junlaphrahm and the commander of the 143rd Regiment.
The Japanese reprimanded the Thais for fighting them, which had caused not only casualties for both sides, but also delayed thier invasion of Malaya. It was then agreed that the Thais were to return to and remain in Camp Khorhong for the time being, lest any further bloodshed may occur as a result of additional misunderstandings.
Formal negotiations were later held in the Hat Yai train station at 18:00. Among the Thai delegation were Colonel Luang Chaansongkhram, the government's main representative, Lieutenant Colonel Khun Thaelthekingpoln, Prince Worawan, representing the Royal Siamese Railway (RSR), and the interpreter, 2nd Lieutenant Ampho Junlaphrahm.
The results of the negotiations can be summed up as the following points:
1. Thai railway personnel were to return to their posts and to assist the Japanese in the movement of their troops to and across the Thai-Malayan border; in this process trains belonging to the RSR are to be used.
2. The Thais would assist the Japanese in repairing the bridge on the Ngae Canal, which had been blown up by an armoured train manned by a detachment of 2/16 Punjab, and the road leading up to the border.
3. Thai civilians were to be urged not to resist the Japanese or to sabotage their activities. The Japanese were to maintain order among their ranks and see to it that no damage is done to Thai property.
Japanese requests for the apprehension of enemy nationals, i.e. British and Americans, were turned down by the Thais; while the question of buying food, goods, and services with Japanese currency was to be taken up with the government.
A total of fifteen men of the 41st Infantry Battalion were killed during the engagement, nine of whom were noncommissioned officers and six of whom were privates.
The 5th Infantry Battalion suffered at total of eight men killed, consisting of one officer and seven ORs.
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